Posts for: July, 2014
Should I have foot surgery? This is a question that we get asked often in the office. There are several foot conditions that can be addressed with surgery. Bunions, hammertoes, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, bone spurs, soft tissue masses, tendon ruptures all can be addressed with surgery. However, we find that most foot conditions do not NEED to be fixed with surgery, especially if they are not causing you any pain.
There are several conservative steps that we take for all foot conditions. Sometimes it is as easy as changing your shoegear or modifying your activity. Sometimes you may require injections or a brace. Orthotics can help with some problems. Physical therapy is also often initiated for some conditions.
The decision to have surgery is a personal one, and is based on your overall goals. If you are having a lot of pain in your foot, and conservative options have not helped, then surgery should be considered. Our goal is to help keep you as pain free and active as possible for as long a we can so that you can lead a happy, active life. When you consider surgery, you should always choose a surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. This insures a stringent training program, dealing with all aspects of foot and ankle surgery.
Both Dr. Todd Cindric and Dr. Cherrie Cindric are Board Certified.